The histories of Jamaica and the United States have been intertwined from before English and Spanish colonialism and after we won our freedom from England. Happy birthday to the USA. From the earliest times, Arawak and Taino people traveled and traded with what would become the Southern United States. Free Taino emigrated to Virginia in the 17th century (under the protection of Dutch traders) and free Jamaicans were some of the first Black settler/owners in what would become New York. The connections between the US and Jamaica have continued, with the US being of the first countries to establish diplomaticRead More →